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Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction | [Bodhipaksa]

Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction

Mindfulness has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective way of reducing stress. It is a form of focused awareness that helps to prevent the runaway thinking that gives rise to physical and emotional hyper-arousal. The two meditations in this audiobook help us to develop this transformative quality of mindfulness and to practice acceptance of our present-moment experience in a non-judgmental way - in particular, with their emphasis is on learning to "be comfortable with discomfort".
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Mindfulness has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective way of reducing stress. It is a form of focused awareness that helps to prevent the runaway thinking that gives rise to physical and emotional hyper-arousal. The two meditations in this audiobook help us to develop this transformative quality of mindfulness and to practice acceptance of our present-moment experience in a non-judgmental way - in particular, with their emphasis is on learning to "be comfortable with discomfort". Although the meditations in this audiobook are Buddhist in origin, they can be practiced by people who follow any spiritual tradition, or none at all.

© and (P)2004 Bodhipaksa

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    Julia Evanston, IL, United States 09-19-12
    Julia Evanston, IL, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very relaxing except for the very end"
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    The content and the presentation are very good. Just at the end, Audible added a sponsor message that is very startling in its tone. This could have been added with a pause and more subdued voice so as to not upset the calm you just managed to achieve.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Sunny Isles Beach, FL, United States 12-03-10
    Patricia Sunny Isles Beach, FL, United States 12-03-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Blissfully soothing voice"

    I love Bodhipaksa's voice, which has a soft Scottish accent. The narrators of many meditation CDs have voices that eventually grate on me, but never this one. It always relaxes and calms me.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Autumn Marina, CA, United States 04-14-08
    Autumn Marina, CA, United States 04-14-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Restful"

    This is one of my favorites. The tape is very restful to listen to and he has a soothing scottish accent. Wish there were more by him.

    Only caveat? Would like a few more positive affirmations.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Emilie København Ø, Denmark 11-05-12
    Emilie København Ø, Denmark 11-05-12
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    "This guy is great"
    Have you listened to any of Bodhipaksa’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have some of his other meditations, and I still want more! They're all slightly different and sort of the same - in a good way.


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    Lori South Bar, Nova Scotia, Canada 07-14-12
    Lori South Bar, Nova Scotia, Canada 07-14-12
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    "Highly recommend"
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    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone and everyone. After one day you will be zapped into the now, very powerful. My clients are now enjoying this via headphones during massages and facials. A wonderful journey. Clients remarks..... "mind blowing"......."totally relaxing"......." please tell me how to get this!"

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    Jordan Dossett Maryland 01-21-11
    Jordan Dossett Maryland 01-21-11 Member Since 2007

    Buddhist, philosopher, relatively sane day walker living day2day life w/ MS. Founder @sitandsayover + @antharia. Speaker/Author #nptech.

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    "Peaceful, Calming Voice"

    The audio is nice, but only a 3 star. I have many books that have guided meditations and for some reason after I listen to this section I do not come away more or less relaxed or less stressed. The audio is also set up funny where it is not broken down into neat chapters so that you can simply when listening again and again jump to a set point. You will have to use audible's application to set bookmarks, but take that as a positive plug for audibe's iPhone app.

    The reader's voice is nice but sometimes he is too close to the microphone or has hard time with set pronunciation. If the audio goes on sale I recommend it but not at full price.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    michael san ramon, CA, United States 01-09-14
    michael san ramon, CA, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good sleep aid"
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    I've listened to this a few times at bedtime and each time it has put me to sleep before reaching the end. His voice is relaxing (although you may not think so from the sample) and does help you to relax. I only wish there had been more than two relaxation exercises. I will probably tire of listening to them over and over.

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